Saturday, 2 June 2018
Just 20 minutes of yoga or walking a day may keep your mind sharper in old age
Less than 20 minutes of light daily exercise - from walking to yoga - can prevent mental decline in old age, according to new research.
To protect thinking the exercise has to be over the long term - at least 52 hours over a period of about six months or two hours a week.
Yet this relatively small amount of physical activity boosts thinking - no matter what it is, say scientists.
A University of Miami study of more than 11,000 participants found that a mild exercise routine helped people stay sharp and perform mental tasks more quickly and effectively.